This is a commission where everything had been furnished to me. The collector had a wonderful photo of a beautiful dog laying on light colored furniture. On top of all that, I was able to meet the dog in person and take additional reference photos. A very good start!
The pillows on the wicker chair were a bit faded. So, in the painting I added some color and actually an additional pillow. That is one of the nice things about fine art, we are only limited by our imagination.
The photo was also taken on a porch and the foliage in the painting was not there. This is another change made to the painting that was not in the reference photo.
There are gift products on my cafepress store that feature this painting. http://www.cafepress.com/dawnsecord